Hiya Fluffy, welcome to the forum. You seem to have a very positive attitude and that is what is important. The biggest advice I can give, relax and don't stress about it too much. Because it takes a long time to lose weight. I figured it took me 5 years to put on the 10kgs I need to lose, so I figure it will take me at least 1 year to lose it. The slower it comes off, the more likely you are to keep it off. Everyone gets frustrated if only a small or no amount comes off, but you have to stick with it. Change your diet, even if it is only slightly. Instead of having full cream milk, change to hi-lo or skim, buy low fat cheese, have a salad for lunch instead of a burger and chips. Small changes like that make a huge impact. You may have dessert every night, cut that out if you can. Just make a couple of changes to your diet and start exercising. If you don't exercise at all then I would suggest walking or swimming. They are low impact and you can gradually build it up to longer time and faster pace. And another thing you should do is measure yourself. Neck, bust, waist, each leg and each arm. O and hip, so you measure your bum!!!
With me that is always the first thing that changes in size! If I am exercising a fair bit it gets lovely and small. Soon as I start to put on weight it gets chunky!! Just remember small things can make a big difference in the weight loss stakes. If you have a piece of clothing that is a bit tight then put it to one side and in a months time try it on again and see how it fits. I've got a pair of 3/4 pants that I bought before chrissy and they were tight and looked pretty bad on, yet I still WORE them out in PUBLIC!!!! Anyway they are quite loose now. They are really comfy but I certainly wouldn't want them to be much tighter tho. I have lost about 5cm around my bum and about 8cm off my belly. I've lost a bit elsewhere as well but that is the biggest amounts. Yet the scales only say 3kgs!!! So that is why it is important to measure because muscle weighs more than fat! Anyway I have yabbered on here for quite long enough. You probably knew everything I have just said!!! Take care and good luck.